The Syntax of Old Romanian

GABRIELA PANĂ DINDELEGAN (ed.), The Syntax of Old Romanian, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.


THE ONLINE ANNEXES are meant to supplement the examples of old Romanian structures given in The Syntax of Old Romanian, Oxford University Press, 2016, enriching the body of syntactic constructions described in the book. The annexes are aimed at: (i) increasing the number of examples for those syntactic constructions that are either highly relevant or under-represented in the book; (ii) including examples from all the three centuries of language evolution that are part of the description; (iii) providing examples from stylistically diverse texts. Generally, the same corpus has been used as in the book; the few exceptions are inventoried and abbreviated at the end of the Annexes.

In order to match the examples with the text itself, THE ONLINE ANNEXES have the same titles and subtitles, and repeat the numbering of examples of the book. For instance, all the examples regarding subject word order appear in the book and in the Annexes under the same title and chapter number (that is § Subject word order) and with the same numbering of the examples ((215) – (223)), except that the examples in the Annexes are differentiated by [’] ((215’) – (223’)); the letters identifying the examples also correspond to the letters of the examples in the book, so that (215a) in the book corresponds to (215’a) in the Annexes. Where several examples are given in the Annexes for the same syntactic pattern, they are included under the same number as a bullet-point list (for instance, three examples of the Annexes, which are given in (223’a) and correspond to (223a) of the book, are each preceded by a bullet [●]). 


1 Introduction

1.1 Presenting the corpus: typologizing, dating, and locating the texts (Emanuela Timotin)

1.2 Phonological features of old Romanian (Camelia Stan)

1.3 Brief outline of the morphological system of old Romanian (Martin Maiden)

2 The verb and its arguments: the root clause

2.1 The syntax of moods and tenses (Rodica Zafiu) [pdf]

2.2 Pronominal clitics: clitic ordering, clitic clusters (Alexandru Nicolae, Dana Niculescu) [pdf]

2.3 The syntactic frame of verbs and syntactic variation (Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

2.4 Argument structure

2.4.1 The subject (Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

                        2.4.2 The direct object (Irina Nicula Paraschiv) [pdf]

                        2.4.3 The secondary direct object (Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

2.4.4 The indirect object (Irina Nicula Paraschiv, Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

2.4.5 The prepositional object (Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

2.5 Property-denoting complements

2.5.1 The subject(ive) predicative complement (Adina Dragomirescu) [pdf]

2.5.2 The object(ive) predicative complement (Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

2.6 Constructions involving overall clausal structure

2.6.1 Passive constructions (Andra Vasilescu) [pdf]

2.6.2 Middle reflexives and anaphoric reflexives (Andra Vasilescu) [pdf]

2.6.3 Reciprocal constructions (Andra Vasilescu) [pdf]

2.6.4 Adverbal possessive dative clitics(Gabriela Pană Dindelegan) [pdf]

3 Non-finite verb forms and non-finite constructions

3.1 The infinitive and the infinitival construction (Isabela Nedelcu) [pdf]

3.2 The supine and the supine construction (Adina Dragomirescu) [pdf]

3.3 The past participle and the participial clause (Adina Dragomirescu) [pdf]

3.4 The gerund and the gerundial construction (Dana Niculescu) [pdf]

4 The nominal phrase

4.1 The article and other determiners (Camelia Stan) [pdf]

4.2 Polydefinite structures (Camelia Stan)[pdf]

4.3 The genitive. Between analyticity and syntheticity (Camelia Stan) [pdf]

4.4 The partitive phrase (Gabriela Pan? Dindelegan) [pdf]

4.5 Pronominal possession (Alexandru Nicolae) [pdf]

4.6 (Numerical and non-numerical) quantifiers; quantifying approximators (Camelia Stan) [pdf]

4.7 (Restrictive and non-restrictive) modifiers (Camelia Stan)[pdf]

4.8 Apposition and nominal classifiers (Raluca Brăescu) [pdf]

4.9 The complements of the noun (nominalizations) (Camelia Stan) [pdf]

4.10 Nominal ellipsis (Alexandru Nicolae) [pdf]

4.11 Nominal intensifiers (Andra Vasilescu) [pdf]

5 Adjectives and adjectival phrases (Raluca Brăescu) [pdf]

6 Adverbs and adverbial phrases (Carmen Mârzea Vasile) [pdf]

7 Prepositions and prepositional phrases (Isabela Nedelcu) [pdf]

8. Coordination and coordinating conjunctions (Blanca Croitor) [pdf]

9 The complex clause

9.1 Complementizers and complement clauses (Mihaela Gheorghe) [pdf]

9.2 Relative clauses (Mihaela Gheorghe) [pdf]

            9.3 Subordinating conjunctions and clausal adjuncts

9.3.1 Temporal and location clauses (Andreea Dinic?) [pdf]

9.3.2 Manner clauses (Rodica Zafiu) [pdf]

9.3.3 Causal adjuncts / disjuncts (Oana Uță B?rbulescu) [pdf]

9.3.4 Purpose and result clauses (Rodica Zafiu) [pdf]

9.3.5 Conditionals and concessives (Rodica Zafiu) [pdf]

                        9.3.6 Other adjunct clauses Exceptive constructions (Andreea Dinică) [pdf] Addition clauses (Andreea Dinică) [pdf] Comitative and instrumental adjuncts (Oana Uță Bărbulescu) [pdf] Substitutive adjuncts (Oana Uță Bărbulescu) [pdf]

9.4 Comparative constructions (Rodica Zafiu) [pdf]

  1. Word order and configurationality (Alexandru Nicolae) [pdf]

11 Clausal organization and discourse phenomena

11.1. Polar and wh-interrogatives. Indirect interrogatives. Exclamatory constructions (Mihaela Gheorghe) [pdf]

11.2 Negators and negative constructions (Dana Manea) [pdf]

11.3 Presentative constructions (Rodica Zafiu) [pdf]

11.4 Cognate objects and other pleonastic constructions (Irina Nicula Paraschiv, Dana Niculescu) [pdf]

11.5 Feminine singular pronouns with neutral value (Gabriela Pană Dindelagan) [pdf]

11.6 Appellation and forms of address (Margareta Manu Magda) [pdf]

12 Conclusions (Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Adina Dragomirescu)

  1. (Emanuela Timotin)

            Supplementary corpus [pdf]

Regional distribution of the main old Romanian texts (Map) (Alexandru Nicolae, Emanuela Timotin)